|Experienced With||Commissions, Collaboration, Teaching engagements, Leading workshops|
Lisa Platt, native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is a self taught mixed media sculptor. Currently her works consist of one of a kind Mosaics created with hand crafted ceramic clay tiles, stained glass, found and recycled objects.
“My work is a whimsical and joyful celebration of life representing my magnetism in relation to nature and the people who are integral in my life.
My intentions are to share my playful spirit by providing a bit of amusement to those who encounter my creations”.
Several of Platt’s works are exhibited in Pittsburgh places that include the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital, the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Phipp’s Conservatory and private collections.
Affiliations (past and present)
Presently represented at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Gift Shop
· 2012 – 2015 - Elected as Board President of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh.
· 2011 – Screened in as a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists.
· 2011 – Representative on the Guild Council of Pittsburgh (PF/PCA).
· 2007 – Voted in as the Social Chair of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh.
· 1998 – Screened in as a member of the Craftsmen’s guild of Pittsburgh.
· 1998 - Present – member of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
· 1998 – member of the East Suburban League of Artist., primarily taught workshops
· 2009 – UPMC Children’s Hospital commissioned By James Gallery
· 2009 – Carnegie Mellon University commissioned by Senior Fellow
· 2010 - Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Permanent installation / Stingray Tank
· 2011 - Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Refurbished and painted 30 carousel horses and the metal roofing support, all of which was built in 1948.
· 2012 – Shadyside Presbyterian Church commissioned a permanent installation (6’X6’in size) for their newly built nursery school wing.
· 2012 - 2013 – Private Commissions for 2 individual clients for residential installation.
· 1999 – Held a Solo Exhibition At the Butler Center for the Arts. Location, Butler, PA
· 1999 – Participated in an “Open Resident Guild” exhibition. Location, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
· 2000 - “A Tryst with Glass” – a collaborative exhibition between members of the Craftsmen’s Guild and Glass artists. Location, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
· 2004 – Held a Solo Exhibition as the “Featured Summer Shop Artist” – a four part (seasonal) event. Location, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
· 2013 – Accepted to exhibit at the Phipps Conservatory during the Summer Flower Show (4/17/2013 through 10/6/2013). Was 1 of 9 artists accepted out of 30 applicants. The installation was comprised of 14 Mosaics panels that were shown in the Main Floor Elevator Gallery
2013- accepted and exhibited in the "New Collective" juried art exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
2014 accepted and exhibited in the "Illusions" juried art exhibition at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Artists Markets / Shows
· 1998 – 2009 – “A Fair in the Park” Art Show. Sponsored by the CGP - Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, PA
· 1999 – 2001 – “Wings and Wildlife” Art Show. National Aviary of Pittsburgh
· 2003 “PPG Holiday Show and Sale” US Steel Building Lobby” Pittsburgh, PA U.S.
· 2011 – 2012 “PSA ART DAY” Show and sale. Pittsburgh, PA
· 2012 – The Annual Art Show at the Century Inn, by invitation. Scenery Hill, PA
· 2013 – The Annual Art Show at the Century Inn, by invitation. Scenery Hill, PA
· 2012 “Art in Action” Art Show Location, Washington, PA
2015 “Art in Action” Art Show Location, Washington, PA
Galleries / Retail outlets
· Christine Frechard Gallery – Pittsburgh PA
· Gallery Chiz – Pittsburgh, PA
· “A bird in the Hand” Gallery - Mt. Lebanon, PA
· Artbeat Gallery – Waynesburg, PA
· Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Gift Shop
· Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium Gift Shop
· National Aviary of Pittsburgh Gift Shop
· GG Gundies Gift Shop – Scenery Hill, PA
· Phipps Conservatory Gift Shop
· Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Summer camp. Created a permanent mosaic installation with the students.
· East Suburban League of Artists presented workshops.
· The Beaver Art Center – taught Paper Mache classes. Beaver, PA